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DCNS launches Moroccan FREMM frigate


The first export FREMM frigate, built by France’s DCNS for Morocco, will be christened Mohammed VI and delivered in 2013. DCNS photo

LORIENT (BNS): DCNS has launched the FREMM multimission frigate for Royal Morocco Navy at its Group’s Lorient shipyard facility, according to media reports.

The vehicle is schedule to be delivered in 2013.

The construction of this state-of-the-art warship for the Royal Moroccan Navy began at Lorient in December 2008.

According to report, the frigate will enhance the Royal Moroccan Navy's operational capabilities. Designed for reduced crewing, with a complement of just over 100, it will operate in anti-air, anti-ship and anti-submarine warfare roles.

FREMM frigate are built under DCNS prime contractorship to carry state-of-the-art weapons and systems including the Herakles multifunction radar, Aster anti-air missiles, Exocet MM40 anti-ship missiles and MU90 torpedoes.

These innovative multirole frigates are designed to respond to all types of threats with unparalleled flexibility, interoperability and availability.

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